Friday, March 4, 2011

An Aquamarine Bellarific Friday


The Bellarific Friday challenge for this week was to create a card inspired by March's birthstone, the aquamarine. Well, having a March birthday I have always known that aquamarine represents March and I have always loved that my month has such a pretty birthstone, so I just HAD to make time to create a card for the challenge.

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a gift certificate to the Stamping Bella store (Did you KNOW Emily gives away a couple of gift certificates every week? I {heart} generous companies like that! It's actually the second time I've won!) and with my winnings I picked up some new (to me!) Mavis stamps, 'cause she's just so stinkin' cute! So I used Mavis for my card today along with some new My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose papers from the Gertie 6x6 paper pad.
Originally I just wanted some touches of pink in my design, but the pink cardstock for the background put it a little over the edge in the pink department, I guess! LOL This card also qualifies for Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge this week too, to use Kraft cardstock in your creation. Hello? When don't I use Kraft cardstock? I'm a shoe-in for that challenge! :) I used Kraft for my card base and also for the tab under the ribbon.

Thanks again for visiting my blog today... I appreciate it so much!

14 comments:

diana said...

Such a sweet card. Stamping Bella is a great company and not just because Emily is a fellow Canadian! LOL ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely fun in your new fresh birthday year! Your shared work sparks a great day brightener (with all the fog outside) to stop by your loaded with big opportunities in papercrafting site. Your diverse image stylization showcases so many surprises (including birthday blog hops!). Thank you. Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

LeAnne said...

OMGosh, I just wish I could Copic like you do.....I just want to cuddle that little kitten, she's so real!

Ida said...

Such a sweet card. Love that little Kitty image (you picked well) - Isn't it fun having a March B-Day. Mine is coming up soon.

~ Jo ~ said...

Such a lovely card. Love the pink!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is TOTALLY cute!!!

The Spotted Chick said...

WOWZERS Tammy! Mavis is ADORABLE! I think the pink is perfect and that buttony bow is the icing on the cake, not to mention your coloring is drop dead gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{hen hugs}}}

dpkennedy said...

She IS cute! Love the jumbo scallops! Beautiful card!

Barbara said...

Awww, what a sweetie! So adorable! And, of course, your coloring rocks!

Crafty Cath said...

Saw this on the Bella blog and had to hunt you down to tell ya how great it was. And happy to see that you were able to put your Bella bucks to good use. This card is adorable.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

What a sweet card.. great layout and your colouring is fabulous. Glad I fell upon your card ....now blog!

Anonymous said...

love the card Mavis is cute for sure...coloring is grt..thks for sharing..

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Congrats to you. Your card is really cute.

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on being a "Krafty Chick". Your card is adorable. Love the sweet image and the colors are perfect.